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Attractions at Kew Gardens

  • The Palm House at Kew Gardens
    Iconic Kew There is so much to see at Kew, take a look through some of our top attractions
  • The ordered gardens and rose archway at Kew Gardens burst into colour in summer
    Formal gardens Bask in the colour of Kew's beautiful and varied formal gardens
  • Shirley Shirwood gallery, interiror, Kew Gardens
    Art and exhibitions Kew boasts several museums, galleries and historic buildings which host exhibitions throughout the year
  • An aerial view of the gardens and Temperate House, from the treetop walkway at Kew
    Treetop Walkway Walk amongst the treetops and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gardens from the Treetop Walkway
  • Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival illustration
    Family fun this autumn Discover the deadliest, most disgusting plants at Kew Gardens
  • Christmas at Kew 2014 - illuminated night time trail
    As twilight falls the magic begins Come on a magical glittering journey through the Gardens this Christmas

There are over 100 world-class attractions to see and experience at Kew Gardens. From iconic buildings and glasshouses, to inspirational gardens and landscapes. Discover 250 years of history at the world's most famous Gardens. Search your favourites or discover some gems in the list below:


Attractions at Kew A-Z

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Two women walking along Holly Walk at Kew Gardens
Stretching for 1,030 metres, Holly Walk is one of Europe’s most comprehensive collections of mature hollies.
The path leading to Kew's Ice House
In the 18th century, ice houses like this were built in the grounds of most large households in order to supply ice for a variety of uses.
Flowers on Kew's Indian horse chestnut
Deer and squirrels eat Indian horse chestnut seeds, but they can be poisonous to humans. The small conkers contain a substance called aesculin, which destroys red blood cells.
Hanging flowers of the jade vine
The jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) is a member of the pea and bean family, and is best known for its hanging stems of jade-green flowers.
Cones of the Japanese cedar
Thousands of Japanese cedars were planted in Japan in the 17th century. One resulting avenue of trees still exists today, measuring 65 km in length, with trees growing to an impressive 70 m in height.
Japanese Gateway at Kew on a sunny day
Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the Imperial Messenger) is a four-fifths replica of the Gate of Nishi Hongan-ji (Western Temple of the Original Vow) in Kyoto, Japan.
The Japanese Gateway and Japanese Landscape
Covering some 5,000 square metres, the Japanese Landscape was designed to complement the Japanese Gateway.
A scientist loading samples into a machine in the Jodrell Laboratory
Kew's first Jodrell Laboratory was built in 1877. It was named after Mr T.J. Phillips Jodrell, who provided the £1,500 needed to construct and equip it.
Leaves of the katsura tree
When the katsura's multi-coloured leaves finally fall, they give off a lovely smell described as burnt sugar, candyfloss or ripe strawberries.
Two children stand in front of Kew Palace
Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens, both recently refurbished, are open for visitors in the summer months.

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Kids' Kew: A Children's Guide

Featuring exciting things to see and do at all times of the year. Illustrated in full colour the guide contains a wealth of activities, facts and jokes, as well as a set of 40 stickers to add excitement to identifying some of the most interesting plants.

Image of front cover of Kids Kew magazine